Sunday September 20, 2020

Go with the flow in London

Strong currents and dodging busy river traffic while taking in London's views means paddling the Thames is not for the faint hearted, writes Jasper Winn.

22nd June, 2014
Kayaking on the Thames.

‘Are you coming? Tide and time wait etc . . .” The text message beep-beeped in as I was hanging

over London’s Albert Bridge looking down at a tide that was very definitely not waiting for anyone.

The Thames has one of the greatest tidal ranges in the world at up to seven metres, and the waters at the height of the ebb and the flood move fast. Below me they were ripping past...

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